Other uses have been a major RAF hospital from 1940 until 1977 and an RAF POW repatriation centre after WWll. Our facilities Accessibility Car parking charges Right from the outset the organisers promised a range of aircraft to represent the 100 years since the RAF was formed from the former Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service to become the world's first independent air force. The Lancaster Challenge 2021 Sign up now to the Lancaster Challenge starting on 9 January 2021 on 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Avro Lancaster. There were few such problems this year. 28 August 2021. As well as hands-on displays and exhibitions from all aspects of the Royal Air Force, including a mock-up Chinook helicopter. One of the feature displays at the show was a WWII set piece. Any messages using the contact form are sent to British Airshows, not to the organisers of a specific show. Other displays are detailed in the table, together with a note of those planned but absent on the day, and the list will not be duplicated verbally here, but worthy of special note was an unusual combination flypast by the Anson and the T6 and a pairing of the Scout with its modern counterpart, the Apache. In the air, despite the weather and the reduced flying schedule, several displays did impress. A community of airshow and aviation enthusiasts with news, photos, and more! Duxford Air Festival has been cancelled, in line with the latest advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. Hopefully the show will not be remembered for the weather and the egress, but for some impressive flying right from the opening fly-past by the Airbus A400M; the flypast by the Red Arrows with the King Air; the debut 2016 display of the Chinook, the first display of the season by the solo Apache with pyrotechnics and many others. All text and photos David Titherly, British Airshows, Great War Display Team won the 'Best Display' award. 9 aircraft. After landing and securing their equipment, the salute was followed by the presentation of the RAF100 baton, which had been carried during the drop. The Czech Air Force have 14 Gripens, whose primary mission is air defence of the skies over the Czech Republic, all based at Cáslav AFB. The RAF Cosford Air Show will include an action-packed flying display with the very best displays including powerful demonstrations of modern military aircraft, captivating appearances from iconic vintage aircraft and adrenaline pumping aerobatic displays. The RAF Cosford Air Show, Sunday 13th June 2021, is the Royal Air Force's only official Air Show. Several companies have special services direct to the show. For links to travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting there' tab. Modern jets included welcome contributions from abroad: a replacement Belgian Air Force F-16AM Fighting Falcon, minus flares, flown by Cdt Tom “Gizmo” De Moortel and Capt. During the mission British military and civilian aircraft flew more than 540,000 tons of cargo into the city. Helicopters played a major part in the airshow. The International Hotels Group have a Holiday Inn hotel in nearby Telford. For most, the event is a combination of the thrill of the air displays, the learning from the many exhibits, and the emotion that the evident dedication of those who fly, and those who teach, instil in everyone, sometimes by provoking memories, sometimes by engendering an understanding of the security that a relatively few people provide for the rest of us. And it seems to have worked, with lots of interest in the display items and easier traffic flows on the day, although there will need to be some fine-tuning in 2016 to make sure the apportionment between on-site and the newly-introduced off-site public parking is seen to be fair. RAF COSFORD TO POSTPONE 2020 AIR SHOW. RAF Museum Cosford . The ‘New Millennium’ village brought the RAF story up to date and featured full-scale replicas of the Typhoon and the F-35B as well as other current (such as the Tornado) and recent (such as the Jaguar) RAF aircraft, as well as the first glimpse for many of the RAF's new Juno and Jupiter helicopters. The Met office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays. Hangar 11's Hurribomber was to have been a static display here too, complete with replica bombs, until it was sold at the very end of 2017 and fell off the static display schedule but still in the zone was the C-47 Dakota / Skytrain from Aces High, which was the focus of a feature on the Berlin Airlift. A new commentary position and new commentary team are a must for 2017. There are arena demonstrations, military displays, a fairground and craft and memorabilia shops. The Red Arrows have a very short UK season this year because of their North American tour, which resulted in the UK part of their 2019 schedule being curtailed in mid-July. The Spitfire 10K will return in 2021 to the Royal Air Force Museum London. The UK Airshow Calendar contains the latest dates and aircraft particiption for airshows across the UK. Not only were there rarely-seen aircraft but there were aircraft that, although seen individually, have not been seen together, in context with each other, for very many years. (... continued below the table). The order also allowed for a very impressive mix of fixed wing and rotary aircraft, which almost alternated in the middle of the day. Following the solo display the Hurricane was flown back onto the display line, this time accompanied by the Polish Air Force MiG-29, emphasising the close bond between the British and Polish air forces around WW2 which endures to this day. The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range. Not all sat nav systems recognise this post code: the alternative is WV7 3EU. In the meantime, we offer our very best wishes to all those we work with to deliver the Air Show and look forward to seeing you all again next year.” The third theme of the RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps. A variety of musical acts performed on the bandstand whilst in a marquee there were teas and vintage items for sale. An RAF Zone showcased the very best of today’s Royal Air Force. The show was one of only 11 public venues listed to get the RAF Chinook display this year, always a crowd-puller and pleaser. The RAF Cosford Air Show and Staffordshire County Show have become the latest major events in the region affected by coronavirus. A fully chronological order would have left all the fast jets grouped at the end which, although providing an exciting end to the programme, would have left the remainder of the day a little unpaced. Many of the problems were not the fault of the organisers: they could not be predicted or helped. Mustang: North American P-51D, 'Red Tail' (ex- ’Jumpin Jacques') cancelled. The tables attached to the airshow maps start in date order. The air show gave the Royal Air Force the opportunity to showcase the diverse roles within the Service, mostly in ground-based exhibitions. Although great effort is put into double-checking data and keeping the list up-to-date, air show listings are subject to changes and cancellations. As well as the overall new paint scheme, the F-16 sported a union flag on its left horizontal stabilizer, balancing the Belgian flag on the other side: a very nice touch that the team say will be replicated when they perform other displays abroad. I'm sure I saw General de Gaulle. The RAF Cosford Air Show, Sunday 13th June 2021, is the Royal Air Force's only official Air Show. After the incredible feedback and support in 2020, we are excited to announce that the Spitfire 10K will take place again on Sunday 29 August 2021 at the RAF Museum Cosford. A statement from the Royal Air Force reads as follows: “Following the earlier announcement to postpone the 2020 RAF Cosford Air Show until September, we have now taken the difficult decision to cancel it for this year. Cosford 3-4 July 2021 July 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm. The show has announced that this postponed 2020 show will be held in 2021. Before the show, Air Show Operations Manager, Mr Peter Reoch, said: Another east-european debutant in the NATO celebration area was the Slovak Air Force with their LET-410, joining other NATO aircraft on static display such as a German Sea Lynx and a Belgian SF.260M. The Great War Display Team flew their new 2016 routine complete with pyrotechnics and really impressed, winning the 'Hartree Memorial Trophy' Best Display award. Trains from Cosford go to Wolverhampton (about 20 minutes), Birmingham (about 30 minutes) and, via Birmingham, to London (roughly 3 hours) and other major cites. The static area was supported by contributions from Europe including an Italian AgustaWestland HH-139A, a German Sea King Mk41 and a Dutch NH90 as well as UK entries from the restored Westland Whirlwind HAR10, RAF Griffin HT1 and the EC135 Air Ambulance. Other vintage helicopters in the flying schedule were the Westland Whirlwind HAR10, a British licence-built version of the U.S. Sikorsky H-19, a type that served with the Royal Navy and with the RAF in search and rescue until they were replaced by Sea Kings in the mid-sixties, and a pair of Westland Gazelles from the Gazelle Squadron. These and the other flying and static displays are listed in the table. It is not unusual to have a Buchón and Spitfire or Hurricane dogfight at airshows, but this one had a twist. Possibly one of the last appearances by a UK Tornado at an airshow. Book tickets to our 80th Anniversary Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show today. RAF Cosford is the only Royal Air Force airshow now that RAF Leuchars has become an Army base, and RAF Waddington has cancelled their airshow. Another impressive rotary was the only European flying display to make it to the starting line, the Belgian Agusta A109, unfortunately not the one in the special paint scheme. But instead of a traditional nine-arrow flypast, six aircraft flew a topside pass with red white and blue smoke whilst the remaining three drew the figure 100 in red, white and blue in the background. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or cosford@rafmuseum.org. The team at RAF Cosford work tirelessly for a long time to make the show as good as they can make it. Hugely disappointing. Before eight of the Tiger 9 team displayed their de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moths there was the first of the european jet displays. There had been some criticism at earlier RAF Cosford airshows that the static displays were scattered, possibly cramped, and disguised in muddled settings. surprise of the crowd. The key theme was a celebration of Speed and showcased the evolution of the jet engine. More details of the show … Thankfully, the weather was dry and reasonably clear, although cloud and some haze that persisted for much of the early part of the display time, and the south-facing display line into a bright, albeit hidden, sun, did make photography a little challenging for the first few hours. In the last few years the flying programme has been decimated, even curtailed, by unfavourable weather and cancellations. We do our best to get everything right but there may be errors and things may change. The Belgian F-16 won the prize for best presented aircraft in 2018. The display MiG was from the 1st Tactical Squadron of the Polish Air Force, which can trace its history back to the RAF's 303 Squadron, manned by Polish pilots during the Battle of Britain. Starts Jun 13 2021 from £48.00 Back for 2021 - The RAF Cosford Airshow which promises to be the most spectacular and interactive airshow. However, the fighters were not able to join the formation at Torbay, so in practice the display at RAF Cosford was the first of three Trenchard Formation displays in 2018. The organisers made some determined efforts to make the 2015 show even better than the sell-out or near sell-out shows of earlier years. Event in Albrighton, United Kingdom by RAF Cosford Air Show (Official) on Sunday, June 13 2021 with 2.2K people interested and 485 people going. The SAAB JAS-39C Gripen from the Czech Air Force displayed as part of this NATO 70th Anniversary theme. The 2021 UK Air Show Calendar contains a list of UK Air Shows & Aviation events. The foursome arrived over the crowd with the Dakota leading and flew a formation circuit before the fighters peeled off to enable the component aircraft to perform their respective displays. They also give, and take, Nectar points. Apart from the Chinook, other military helicopters were the Agusta A109, the second contribution to the show from the Belgian Air Force, and a flypast by a pair of the latest helicopters to enter RAF service: the H135 Juno, which replaces the Squirrel HT1 as a basic rotary wing trainer at the Defence Helicopter Flying School, and the H145 Jupiter, both based at nearby RAF Shawbury. It is best to book as far as possible in advance. At first there was a slow flypast with wings forward and this was followed by a fast flypast with wings swept back. Aircraft flying in this and the other displays are listed in the table. The RAF Cosford Airshow has previously played second fiddle to the larger and traditionally better-favoured show at RAF Waddington. Further to recent updates from Her Majesty’s Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 RAF Cosford Air Show which was to be held on Sunday 14th June. Two new manoeuvres have been introduced to celebrate the RAF100 and, as conditions were fine for a full display, appropriately both could be witnessed at this RAF100 show. The static aircraft were presented in a series of 'villages', each representing the theme of its era, in chronological order, starting at the western end of the showground when the newly-formed RAF was 'Policing the Empire' and progressing eastwards until the 'New Millennium' displays were, appropriately, adjacent to the hangars housing the STEM activities towards the eastern end. The following UK Airshow listings have been compiled by Flightline UK from the various official event websites, direct contributions and press releases. How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike. Discussion relating to 2021 airshows/fly-ins/exercises/other events. In the meantime, we offer our Event in Albrighton, United Kingdom by RAF Cosford Air Show (Official) on Sunday, June 13 2021 with 2.2K people interested and 485 people going. The RAF Cosford Airshow used to be the second biggest of the RAF airshows after Waddington. However, poor weather here and elsewhere did reduce the number of displays and rain from about 4 p.m. meant a very wet Apache display and premature end to the day. Some come to an airshow to enjoy the flying: indeed many arrived early, found a spot on the crowdline and stayed there until making for their cars as soon as the displays were over, without visiting other parts of the showground. Also near-unique to RAF Cosford, a pair of GR3/TR Jaguars performed a ground run, stopping for photographers and others who wanted a chance to see this enigmatic ground-attack aircraft not just in static positions around the grounds but also in action. They must be applauded for getting such a wide range of static exhibits and as many displays in the air as they did in very unfavourable conditions. The Spitfire 10K will return in 2021 to the Royal Air Force Museum London. Although the war was virtually over by the time the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service became the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918, Great War aircraft still dominated the 'Policing the Empire' era, gradually giving way to the new inter-war designs. (solo in 2016), Avro Anson (BAE Systems / Shuttleworth Collection), BBMF Spitfire Mk XVI TE311 and Hurricane Mk IIc PZ865, Gnat Display Team (weather prevented transit from Bristol), Great War Display Team. 34K likes. It has been the home of Aerobatics championships, the LAA rally and Sywell Classic Pistons & Props. Vintage jet flying displays were also to have included the only airworthy Sea Vixen in the world, but this was weather-bound and unable to reach the venue, and the Gnats, who were weather-bound in Bristol. There are more, bigger and better definition photos on the RAF Cosford Photo page. Show Events Search Events Search. The Spitfire 10K is back! Event Views Navigation View As « Previous Events; July 2021. There can be absolutely no such criticism of the RAF100 static displays. In both cases, follow local show directions in preference to the sat nav once you get close. More themes were the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the RAF Harrier, celebrated with a static display of no fewer than four Harriers, and the 'Women in Defence' theme, coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Womens Royal Auxiliary Air Force and the 70th anniversary of the re-inauguration of the WRAF, was marked by several displays including a trio of ladies from the University of Birmingham Air Squadron taking the pilots' seats in the UBAS' traditional Tutor flypast. How to reach us. All is looking promising for a first class show in 2017, as long as uncontrollable factors such as the weather and any further tightening of the regulations don't get in the way. A number of Royal Air Force display teams had a ground presence in the RAF Village, with opportunities to meet the pilots and to explore the range of RAF Careers available as both a Regular or Reservist. Cancellations were fewer, too. The first was the Centenary Split, ending the formation flying half of the show. Regrettably, and not for the first time, a serious road traffic accident, unconnected with the show, then closed one of the major exit routes at exactly the time visitors were beginning to leave. The RAF Sea King HAR3 bowed out at the end of its last public display before the disbandment of the Squadron, and the imminent transfer of the SAR role in this area to Bristow Helicopters, with a long, emotional wave and bow farewell sequence and the Vulcan flew its last ever Cosford display in its final flying season. 34K likes. The 2020 RAF Cosford Air Show which was to be held on Sunday 14th June has been postponed. Click here to create a pocket timetable for your journey between any stations on the National Rail network. WORDS AND IMAGES: JAMES CONNOLLY Following the mass celebration of the Royal Air Force’s centenary at last year’s show, The RAF Cosford Airshow 2019 took a more familiar format, with the return of civilian aerobatic displays and considerably fewer static aircraft. Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Foreign participation had been minimal and road traffic problems had tended to be a constant curse, despite the close proximity of the base to the motorway and major road networks. As well as training schools, there is also an aerospace museum: part of the RAF museum, which houses mostly developmental aircraft including one of only two existing TSR2s. Perhaps as important as the aircraft, RAF personnel and partners from industry were in this 'New Millennium' area, and in another STEM hangar in the centre of the static displays, to demonstrate the skills of the many trades that are learnt and taught at RAF Cosford, giving visitors a chance to see, and possibly to try their hand at some of them in hangars devoted to encouraging Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online. Discover Cosford Rail Station. RAF Cosford was built in 1938 as a training, storage and maintenance base and remains a training base even now, accommodating several RAF and general aviation schools. RAF Cosford is the home of training for RAF engineers and technicians, as well as military photographers and fitness instructors. If so, it will be a huge disappointment for air enthusiasts who already mourn the loss of these swing-wing fighters from the regular airshow circuit. Of course, a superb display by the RAF Chinook HC6A, flown by 'local' captain Flt Lt Stu 'Kyno' Kynaston was a huge attraction but enthusiasts were even more excited by the two contributions from the Flying Bulls. c) Donate the value of their tickets to the four RAF charities . Alternatively, you can donate the value of your ticket to the four RAF charities. Let's be honest, this wasn't the greatest RAF Cosford Airshow. Saudi International Airshow connects the Aviation and Aerospace industry to Saudi Arabia. The show scored a number of firsts. Spitfire 10K 2021 28 August 2021 Chocks away! One of the unintentional themes was fond farewells, but farewells there were. The 2021 UK Airshow Calendar contains a listing of many aviation events including large Military Airshows such as The Royal International Air Tattoo as well as smaller events which have a flying display. A highlight at this, as any, show was Rich Goodwin with another remarkable display in his Pitts. The Berlin Airlift remains the largest ever humanitarian airlift in history. We look forward instead to welcoming members of the public and our partners to the Cosford Air Show on June 13th 2021, where we will once again showcase the very best of aerospace and aviation. Please check with show organisers before making any commitments. Others took a leisurely and detailed look at the many exhibits including the static aircraft, the displays in the hangars and the trade stands, gazing up when a specific display was overhead. The RAF Cosford Air Show introduced a food fayre on the showground to promote local food businesses. All credit to them for the 2015 show and we look forward to the results of their meticulous planning for 2016. We look forward instead to welcoming members of the public and our partners to the Cosford Air Show in 2021, where we will once again showcase the very best of aerospace and aviation. The RAF Cosford Air Show no longer accepts general aviation visitors on the day of the show. In the air, there was a special trio of aircraft performing a formation flying display together, including a Jet Provost T3, a T5 and Mark Petrie's Mk82a Strikemaster. The air show, which is run by 'The Fighter Collection' (TFC), usually takes place over a weekend in July and has previously been held at Duxford in Cambridgeshire. Discover the amazing stories of those who have served in the RAF. The road accident that hindered travel away from the show, for example, could happen anywhere. A series of Air Pageants started as early as 1928. The 2020 show was cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Backing up the VE70 theme, a hugely popular Victory Village was filled with re-enactors representing civilian and military encampments at home and abroad. The Bristol 188, known as ‘the flaming pencil’ because of its long, sleek design, and intended as a supersonic research aircraft, was one of the main attractions amongst the static aircraft which also included, for the first time, the Museum's new Vickers VC10: the fastest ever sub-sonic airliner. These issues were addressed for 2015 which almost certainly offers a better example of the shows to expect in 2016 and future years. The gathering of the static displays had taken place over many months and further work to arrange, paint and polish the exhibits is witness to the determination of the organisers to offer the best possible example of the history of the RAF through its aircraft. The IWM and The Flying Collection have issued statements to announce that the show will no longer be held at Duxford. Departure Date Sun 13 Jun, 2021 Tour Ref TGRAF 7. But whenever 60,000 people descend on a single venue: and when 60,000 attempt to leave a venue at more-or-less the same time, there is bound to be congestion. As well as the BBMF's contribution to this and the Red Arrows formation, their Dakota made its usual dignified contribution. The show usually has attendance figures of over 50,000. Please keep an eye on our social media for ticket sales announcements or sign up for our e-newsletter here. The next Air Show will be held on Sunday 13th June 2021. There was no show in 2020 because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Bulldog was weathered in, so the Tutor flew a totally solo display in place of the intended pairs arrival. The RAF Cosford Air Show, Sunday 13th June 2021, is the Royal Air Force's only official Air Show. The themes for the RAF Cosford Airshow 2016 were 'Speed', 'Training' and the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadet Organisation. Displaying in support of the theme were Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina and 22 Squadron RAF Valley's active-service Sea King. The show categorised the 100 years into four eras and both the static and aerial displays followed the themes for the eras: 'Policing the Empire', when the RAF helped to secure the integrity of the pre-war British Empire; 'The World at War', when the RAF's aircraft developed to meet the needs of conflict; 'The Age of Uncertainty', when war was 'cold' rather than physical and aircraft were developed to become faster and to carry more threatening weapons; and the 'New Millennium', when science and technology are as significant as brute force in the maintenance of peace in our own time. The RAF Cosford airshow features military and civilian aircraft, modern and heritage, flying and static. And not far from the re-enactors, musical entertainment was virtually continuous adding to the VE70 atmosphere. They do tackle challenges, such as the parking, which has evolved and improved over the years, and they do the very best to attract a suitable variety of displays. Each of the villages was populated not just with the aircraft but also with equipment and re-enactors, bringing history to life in the context of the RAF and the population it has protected over the century. Of all the UK’s Phantoms this airframe is perhaps one of the most iconic. Organiser today said they had taken the very difficult decision following updates from Her Majesty’s Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. You can change the order by clicking a column heading. On the ground, an enhanced Air Cadet village promoted the array of opportunities that the ATC gives young people. It clearly made an impression, earning the award for the 'Best Presented Aircraft at the RAF Cosford Air Show 2018'. The formation, introduced for the RAF's centenary year and named after 1st Viscount Hugh Montague Trenchard, who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force, is designed to honour current members of the Royal Air Force and all those who have served over its past 100 years. We like to think it’s the best one day show in the Midlands, with the combination of models and real aircraft side by side, plus traders selling kits and almost everything you need to build your latest creation. The air show, which attracts crowds of … This agile helicopter is used in various roles, including light transport, medical evacuation, search-and-rescue, and military roles. The weather was the one factor that had most impact on everyone - the decreased vision, the dull photos, the difficulty seeing some aircraft against the gloomy skies and especially the cancellations caused not only by the conditions here but the weather elsewhere as well. The adjacent village recreated the ‘World at War’ whose re-enactors presented a Battle of Britain Operations Room and aircraft dispersal. Another anniversary celebrated with a theme at the show was the 70 years of NATO. Aircraft were brought by air and by road, some, such as the Boulton Paul Defiant, a short distance from the very co-operative museum on the same site but some, such as the Phantom McDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom ‘Black Mike’, as many as 346 miles from Leuchars in Scotland. When airshows are reviewed there is usually a commentary of the traffic. The result was that the biggest RAF show was the best it has been for a very long while, despite the determination of the weather to spoil the organisers' efforts. Hangar displays showed what training to become qualified RAF Technicians and Engineers is like. To get close to the site, use the post code TF11 8UP. 34 mil Me gusta. 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